Chris Paogofie of the Hawaii Hammerheads was named the Indoor Professional Football League's defensive player of the week yesterday after spearheading a 36-16 playoff victory over Mississippi.
Paogofie player of week
Paogofie had a game-high 14 tackles to help the Hammerheads advance to this week's championship game.
Ramsey Williams picks Missouri Valley CollegeRamsey Williams, the former all-state Moanalua High star who was named the Star-Bulletin's Mr. Basketball in 1997, will attend Missouri Valley College this fall.
Also planning to attend the Marshall, Mo., school are Moanalua's Shelley-Ann Tomita, and Radford's Donell Bradley and Lauwae Smith. Tomita, Bradley and Smith all will compete in the school's inaugural season of women's wrestling.
Iolani girls' volleyball tournament startsTwenty varsity girls' high school volleyball teams from Hawaii, California and American Samoa will take part in the 17th annual Iolani Invitational Volleyball Tournament, tomorrow through Saturday, at Iolani School.
Matches start at 10 a.m. and finish around 8:30 p.m. with the championship match scheduled for 8:00 p.m. Saturday.
Among the teams competing will be Newport Harbor of California, ranked No. 2 nationally; Santa Margarita, ranked No. 2 in California's Division II, and Harvard-Westlake, ranked No. 3 in California's Division III.
Hawaii teams include Waiakea and Hilo from the Island of Hawaii, King Kekaulike from Maui and Oahu schools Aiea, Roosevelt, Pearl City, Farrington, McKinley, St. Francis, Sacred Hearts, Maryknoll, Waianae, Kahuku and Iolani
Lewis leads Lasers in national youth sailingHawaii's Andy Lewis scored two firsts and two seconds to lead the Smythe Trophy competition at the National Youth Sailing Championships on Kaneohe Bay yesterday.
Steve Brown of Lajolla, California was second in the single-handed Lasers division after finishing second, first, third and second.
In the Bernis Trophy double-handed competition, Evan Thompson and and Pat Hitchens of Oak Park, Ill., led after placing second, first, third and first.
The competition will continue through tomorrow.
Ordonio up by 5 strokes in senior golf tourneyLarry Ordonio shot a 3-under-par 69 at the Hickam Mamala Bay Course yesterday to take a five-stroke lead after the opening round of the Aloha Section PGA Senior Championship.
Ordonio, the head pro at the Walter Nagorski Golf Course at Fort Shafter, shot 33 on the back nine, including an eagle on No. 11.
Fran Cipro, head pro at Sandalwood Golf Club on Maui, was second at 2-over 74.
Nakata hurls Honolulu past KennewickLandon Nakata tossed a five-hitter, striking out nine, as Honolulu beat Kennewick, Wash., 5-1, in the Babe Ruth Bambino (ages 11-12) World Series yesterday at Mantoon, Ill.
Honolulu improved to 3-0 in the tournament.
Neal paces Pearl City in LL Majors winKaeo Neal had three hits and drove in five runs to help Pearl City top Alaska, 9-8, yesterday in the Little League Major Division (ages 11-12) Western regional at San Bernardino, Calif.
Felte Kapalua head proKristopher Felte has been named head professional of the Kapalua Bay Golf Course on Maui, Kapalua Land Company, Ltd. announced Tuesday.
Felte, from Sacramento, Calif., has been a member of the Professional Golfers Association since 1997, has served as associate professional and was most recently supervisor of Guest Services at Kapalua's Plantation Course. He replaces Matt Mitchell, who accepted a position on the mainland.